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A sample of hematite from South Africa, an important ore of iron. (Photo/ Flickr/ Jake Slagle)

Commodity Market Collapse And Why Liberia Is In Dire Straits

All but three of the twenty major commodities in this dataset have declined over the past five years. For nineteen African countries, one of these five commodities is the leading export earner.